| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:00 AM
For a couple of drug dealers from Chicago's West Side, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores had hit the big time by November 2008, negotiating a heroin deal over the phone in Mexico with none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the notorious Sinaloa...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:33 PM
During the 1980s, El Salvador was the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware and weaponry in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Central American country's civil war ended in 1992, the guns, grenades and bullets linger, as do their...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 10:29 PM
Federal authorities in San Diego have announced sweeping indictments against 60 members of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, accusing individuals ranging from its top leaders down to the operators of drug distribution cells in Southern California of...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:32 AM
Shortly after twin brothers from Chicago began their historic cooperation with federal authorities against some of the most dangerous drug cartels in the world, their father made a fatal mistake.
Against his sons' wishes and despite stern warnings...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Step away from the well-trod paths of sun-pinkened American and Canadian tourists here on Mexico's Pacific coast, and the real Mazatlan emerges.
Down a street marked by a convenience store — what Mexican corner isn't? — there are a few...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:34 PM
For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography.
But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The twin brothers from Chicago have been in witness protection for more than five years, providing federal authorities with details of how Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel network allegedly supplied them with thousands of pounds of...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining kingpin of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome family-run drug cartel, was captured Wednesday in central Mexico, authorities announced.
Beltran Leyva was taken into custody by army forces “without a shot...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:19 PM
TAMPA - Ken Larsen knew what had happened as soon as he heard the voice on the other end of the line. The words didn't matter.
A Tampa police detective, Larsen was ringing Richard Cloud, who had just recently been fired as head of the police narcotics...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A movie that only comes to life -- and then just barely -- in its moments of tooth-pulling, finger-slicing, gut-twisting violence, "Revenge of the Green Dragons" offers a flashy but unrewarding intro to the vicious Chinese-American youth gangs that ran...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded.
The report, released Thursday by the Justice Department&...